Who We Are
The Goodman Cancer Research Centre is a recognized world-class research centre, contributing to innovative developments in the treatment and ultimately the cure for cancer.
This state of the art Centre has energized cancer research at McGill, attracting internationally–renown investigators. These are exciting times, with an unprecedented collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists with the shared goal of investigating the nature of cancer and metastatic disease; working together to innovate, discover and develop new treatments for cancer patients.
What We Do
Despite the initial benefits of treating HER2-amplified breast cancer patients with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor lapatinib, resistance inevitably develops. Geneviève Deblois, a trainee in Dr. Vincent Giguère’s group, assembled a team of researchers from six different laboratories affiliated with the GCRC to find out the mechanisms leading to resistance to this drug in HER-2 positive breast cancer.
The Goodman Cancer Research Centre is more than just a leading-edge research facility—it’s also a community. Trainees, researchers, volunteers and donors each play a role in advancing cancer research. Find out more about the faces of the Centre in our latest campaign, #gcrcinaction.
The Goodman Cancer Research Centre’s team of world-renowned scientists are making key advances in unlocking the mysteries of some of the most prevalent forms of cancer, including those of the breast, prostate, pancreas, lung and colon. While advancing their own unique area of expertise, each team member collaborates extensively with other scientists at McGill, provincially, nationally, and internationally. This team approach provides an enriched perspective and a unique environment for training the next generation of scientists.
Goodman Scientists and Their Work
Dr. George Zogopoulos
Dr. George Zogopoulos
Gastrointestinal cancer genetics
Alive thanks to innovative research
Serges Bériault’s life changed in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a bile duct cancer of the liver. The father of two children and active professional finishing an MBA never thought an army of specialists at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) would get him through a complex and innovative research protocol that saved his life.
The Heart of Giving
Individuals play a vital role in helping the Goodman Cancer Research Centre achieve its mission. Our progress would not be possible without the involvement of the community. From the Gala to the annual Défi Canderel Run, the fundraising endeavours help make our work -- and breakthroughs -- possible. Please consider offering your support whether through your time, financial contributions or by in-kind giving.